Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The Malaysia Career and Training Fair (MCTF), a nation-building initiative by AIC Exhibitions, is back this weekend with a whopping 10,000 jobs from reputable employers across a wide spectrum of industries. A recent job market insight released by the Department of Statistic Malaysia (DOSM) showed that over 536,000 jobs were...
Stronger trade and investment ties with Mainland China and the world at large, boosting the broader trade industry and enhancing the technology sector, especially fintech, were key themes in the Hong Kong Budget for 2022-23, delivered by Paul Chan, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Financial Secretary. The Hong Kong...
The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) declared a 6.10 percent dividend for conventional savings and 5.65 percent dividend for shariah savings for 2021 — beating the 5.45 percent (conventional) and 5 percent (shariah) declared in pre-pandemic 2019. Total distributions hit a new all-time high of RM57.1 billion despite unprecedented Covid-19-related withdrawals...
Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) is alarmed with the recent announcement of a hike in electricity bill for commercial and industrial users. The hike, described as a ‘surcharge’ under the Imbalance Cost Pass-Through mechanism, can be called by whatever name, but it is going to hamper the...
Malaysia’s oldest association for small and medium enterprises, SAMENTA, will be celebrating its 35th anniversary on 18 March 2022 with an anniversary dinner and SME100 awards night to be graced by His Excellency Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak, Governor of Penang. SAMENTA...
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) has celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a cake cutting ceremony graced by Tan Sri Noh Omar, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Co-operatives (Medac), Rizal Nainy, CEO of SME Corp and Datuk William Ng, chairman of SAMENTA at the SME CEO...
The pandemic started a global crisis which ravaged economies and businesses around the world. It has certainly brought everything to a standstill and forced SMEs in Indonesia to adapt and change their business plan and strategy to survive. Indonesian SMEs form the backbone of the nation's economy and contribute largely...

A Comeback to Remember

In January 2021, Singaporeans bid farewell to household name. Robinsons, the iconic 162-year-old department store, had shut it's doors to its flagship store in the city-state for the last time. The department store had announced on 30 October 2020 the closure of its last two outlets, saying the decision...
Audience Analytics, a publisher and awards organiser, is looking to raise S$5.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Catalist board as it seeks to expand its business in overseas markets and grow its product team. Audience Analytics organises awards such as the SME100 Awards and the HR...
Thailand’s already locked down capital shut parks and the few remaining public places available to residents, as the country registered a new high of coronavirus infections. The near-total restriction on movements in the capital came as the prime minister demanded officials find ways to get the sick into hospitals after...
Demand for cars and vehicles are on track to a great recovery as demand is rising across the industry. However, not everything is as sunny as it seems on the surface. Reports have been coming in from various parts of the auto industry regarding huge shortages in computer chips, which...
China's public and private sectors are set to spend 10.6 trillion yuan (US$1.6 trillion) through 2025 to develop next-generation infrastructure, including the 5G network and electric-vehicle charging stations. This is especially important for the economic juggernaut as trade friction with the US looks likely to continue despite the change...

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